Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 5815 60903
205815, 560903


Early 19th century shopfront with later 19th century additions. 2 storey and attic, 3-bay bakery shopfront with gabled bakery to outer right and rear. Harl; brick bakery to rear. Recessed openings.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber and glass entrance door to left; bowed shop window flanking; shop window to outer right, with Venetian window glazing pattern. Regular fenestration to 1st floor; canted dormers at attic to outer left and right. Gabled, tall single storey addition to outer right with timber doors and half-timbering to gablehead.

Shop windows at ground; 2- and 4-pane timber sash and case windows to 1st floor. Grey slate roof; coped stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: timber panelling to shop interior; glass and timber storage cabinets. Rounded shop office with fluted columns and decorative dentilled cornice; timber and glass door. Timber clocking-in machine and card-holder leading to bakery. Ceramic tiling, iron pillars and timber bracing to bakery; ovens by James Cruickshank of Edinburgh; draw plates to rear. Metal and glass automatic bread baking machine by Melvin and Gillespie, Glasgow, at upper floor; mixing machines and bowls.

Statement of Special Interest

Warehouse to rear provides a good example of Stranraer brick work for which the town was famous (see Industrial Archaeology of Galloway by Ian Donnachie p25). Whilst there have been some alterations to the shop's exterior, the interior, retaining its fine working features and machinery, ranks as one of the finest historical examples of a working bakery in Scotland. Established in 1868, the firm also has a second branch in Castle Street, Stranraer (see separate list description)



John Wood's 1845 map (partly evident), Ordnance Survey map, 1895 (evident); GALLOWAY GAZETTE, 31/08/1968.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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